As my summer hiatus is coming closer to it’s end I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of a build project that’ll be appearing on the show. The hand plane lover in me couldn’t resist the opportunity to build my very own Infill Plane at some point. And to help make that dream come true I met Ron Brese of Brese Planes back in April of 2009.
At the time Jameel Abraham of Benchcrafted.com was showing me his own Brese Small Smoother he had made from a kit and I was hooked. It didn’t hurt that Ron Brese is such a friendly guy and so easy to talk with, so it was in no time at all I was placing my order with him to get my own kit. Flash forward now almost 18 months to today and I’m finally breaking out that kit “I HAD TO HAVE” and I’m getting started on building my very own version.
I’ve chosen a beautiful piece of East Indian Rosewood as my infill, which I think will compliment the brass sides beautifully. So far it’s coming together better than I anticipated and I can’t wait to show it off!
Rest assured, as I’m building I am taking photos and footage of the whole process. When I’m done, I’ll put it all together and you’ll be able to get a look at the entire process from rough wood to final polish. Really this project shouldn’t take more than a day or two, but you know me!
Until the videos are ready, I thought I’d share the following photos with you to whet your appetite for the upcoming series. To learn more about Ron Brese or to view his amazing planes and kits visit his site at www.breseplane.com.
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